Category Archive for: Press Releases

2017-2018 Season at Keegan: Uplifting in an Unsettled Time

The Keegan Theatre is proud to announce its 2017-2018 season, featuring 2 DC Premieres, 1 World Premiere, and its 15th Ireland Tour of an American classic. The lineup features a diverse combination of plays and musicals with both soft and hard edges, reflecting an artistic aim to encourage and inspire the DC community in the

Buzz/Press Press Releases April 24, 2017    ,,,,,,

Keegan Presents OUTSIDE MULLINGAR

The Keegan Theatre presents John Patrick Shanley’s OUTSIDE MULLINGAR, opening on May 6, 2017, in Washington, DC. The production is directed by Keegan Producing Artistic Director Mark A. Rhea and runs through May 28, 2017.

“OUTSIDE MULLINGAR is quintessential Keegan,” says Rhea. “It covers subtle, gorgeous terrain within the human heart – and so sharply represents the rural communities and relationships of Ireland. The language is simple and deeply poetic at the same time, and the heartache, joy, and humor that Shanley captures in this intimate story is an incredible accomplishment. We can’t wait to share it with our audiences.”

Press Releases December 29, 2016

Keegan Theatre Presents World Premiere of Mack, Beth

The Keegan Theatre kicks off 2017 with the world premiere of Mack, Beth, a modern retelling of Shakespeare’s tragedy by award-winning local playwright Chris Stezin. Mack, Beth is current and razor-sharp, with finely crafted, complex characters, taut storytelling, and all the intrigue audiences expect from this classic tale of greed and power.

The Keegan Theatre introduces new TYA brand:
Keegan PLAY-RAH-KA

The Keegan Theatre introduces Keegan PLAY-RAH-KA, a new brand that’s uniquely designed to inspire and empower young people and emerging artists to find their authentic voices, and announces the launch of the new brand’s website at www.keegantheatre.com/playrahka.

Keegan Theatre 2016-2017 Grants Announcement

Keegan is thrilled to announce that the 20th Anniversary Season will be funded in part by project and arts education grants from the DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities, an agency supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts. Moreover, Keegan is honored this year to receive support from the Nora Roberts Foundation to advance new Bright Stars school residencies, providing hands-on theatre training for youth in the District of Columbia.

What We’re Up Against Kicks Off Keegan’s 20th Anniversary Season

September 2, 2016: The Keegan Theatre opens its 20th season with the regional premiere of Theresa Rebeck’s What We’re Up Against, a scathing, ferocious comedy about sexism in the workplace. Set in a highly competitive architecture firm, What We’re Up Against takes an explosive look at the complicated battle of the sexes and one woman’s response when she tires of slamming into the glass ceiling.

Press Releases August 16, 2016

The Georgetowner: The Lonesome West

“The Lonesome West” is getting a scaldingly focused production at the Keegan Theatre near Dupont Circle, directed with keen respect for the language of the play by Mark A. Rhea.

Martin McDonagh’s The Lonesome West Opens August 6

The Keegan Theatre closes out its record-breaking 19th season with Martin McDonagh’s brutally funny dark comedy, THE LONESOME WEST. Set in the tiny Irish backwater of Leenane, warring brothers Valene and Coleman live to torment each other, baiting and brawling over every petty grievance, from would-be girlfriends to cheap potato chips. Only Father Welsh, the local parish priest, will try to save them before their sibling rivalry explodes into a hilarious and brutal finish.



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Keegan PLAY-RAH-KA

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